Moenchengladbach (DE)

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M. GLADBACH in 1946.
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Mönchengladbach is a city ((261,454 inhabitants end 2018) in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located west of the Rhine, halfway between Düsseldorf and the Dutch border. The original name of the city was Gladbach. To distinguish the town from another town of the same name (the present Bergisch Gladbach), it took the name München-Gladbach in 1888. Between 1933 and 1950 it was written München Gladbach (short: M. Gladbach). This spelling could mislead people to think that Gladbach was a borough of Munich (München in German), and consequently the name was changed to Mönchen-Gladbach in 1950 and Mönchengladbach in 1960.

Postmarks in Germany

Postal codes codes 41001–41239

Commemorative postmark flower parade 9 Sep 1979

Meter cancels

Meter cancel Mönchengladbach 1964.
Manfred Schmelzer brass instruments, 8 Aug 1982
Meter cancel Mönchengladbach 1990.
Meter cancel Mönchengladbach 2006.

Allied Occupied Germany Postmarks

M.GLADBACH 1 o 05.6.46. 11, likely backdated
M.GLADBACH 3 a 19.3.46. 17-18
M.GLADBACH 3 a 07.02.46. 8-9

Postmarks in German Empire

Bridge M. GLADBACH *1 in 1924.
Bridge M. GLADBACH in 1928.


Bridge on Germania issue (1912?)
Bridges in 1921.

Postmarks in North German Confederation (1868-1871)

M.GLADBACH in 1869.

Postmarks in Prussia Rhineland province

The M. GLADBACH post office used the code 490, Kreis Mönchen-Gladbach, Düsseldorf district. RHEYDT used a Postal code 1241, Kreis Gladbach.

Bahnpost opened in 1853, 1857 issue.